The Crowder Roughriders improved to 2-0 at home and 2-2 overall with a 5-0 win Tuesday over Eastern Oklahoma at Roughrider Soccer Field.
The ‘Riders took 12 shots overall against Eastern Oklahoma and nearly half of them found the net.
Crowder freshman Daniel Doherty led the way with two goals and Phillips Gomez, Jason Mendoza, and Salvador Gonzalez each netted a goal in the onslaught.
Crowder goalkeeper Santiago Garcia finished with four saves.
Since a 2-1 overtime loss to Johnson County in the season opener, Crowder has scored 16 goals over its last three matches, including five goals in home wins against Oklahoma schools Murray State and Eastern Oklahoma.
Crowder takes its 2-2 mark up against Region 16 foe St. Charles on Saturday. This will be Crowder’s Region 16 opener, of course weather permitting, and St. Charles also enters with a 2-2 mark.
The ‘Riders took a tough 7-6 loss last Saturday against Rose State, a loss that dropped Crowder to 0-2 on the road so far this season.
The pace of scoring barely subsided all match with a 4-all score at halftime meaning just a slightly more brisk pace in the first 45 minutes.
Crowder fell behind 4-2 and 6-4 at different intervals, the first two-goal deficit in the first half and the second in the second half.
In the 87th minute, Minkyu Kwak, off an assist from Abduquadri Bolakale, put Rose State up for good.
Doherty gave the 'Riders a 6-all score after goals in the 70th and 79th minutes. Doherty received assists from Evandro Conceicao and Sebastain Smeed, respectively.
Conceicao and Doherty each netted a pair of goals and Gomez and Alex Balderas each joined the scoring column with their respective individual goals that secured a 4-all halftime score late in the half.
Smeed had a pair of assists, with Conceicao, Balderas, and Jacob Fallaize each assisting on a goal. Only Conceicao's first goal did not feature an assist.
Jusung Kang and Justin Croke each had two goals for the Raiders.
Overall, Rose State took 25 shots on goal compared to 13 for Crowder. Garcia had 10 saves and Collin Keatts eight for the 'Riders in net.
Rose State improved to 3-1 with the victory.